For a number of years now, I have felt that there was some cosmic timeline I am compelled to follow. If I fail to complete a task, then it is gone forever. It is my responsibility to make every moment count. In parenting if I miss an opportunity to facilitate awesomeness, then guilt and depression take hold. I am never getting that moment back.
Jesus teaches that there are many moments in my life, where I can pick myself up, dust myself off, and learn from my mistakes. While time is limited in the whole grand scheme of things, every moment of every day is a new creation given to me to practice living life until I live it fully with Him. (Practice makes perfect!)
"Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. You should not be astonished when I say, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3: 5-8
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but attain eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through Him." John 3: 16-17